HIV/AIDS IN D.C
A Thesis Presented to
Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School of Public Policy
Thesis Advisors: Ms. Copperman and Mr. Boyce
In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for
the High School Degree
"A new D.C. Department of Health report out this week found the number of new HIV/AIDS cases reported in the District has fallen by half, the second straight year in which there were fewer new HIV/AIDS diagnoses than the year before. But D.C. still has enough cases of the disease to qualify as an epidemic under the World Health Organization's definition."
".....in 2009, 3.2 percent of Washingtonians over the age of 12 were living with HIV/AIDS, which is an infection rate higher than in many developing nations"
At the end of 2008, an estimated 1,178,350 persons aged 13 and older were living with HIV infection in the United States. Of those, 20% had undiagnosed HIV infections.
In 2009, the estimated number of diagnoses of HIV infection in the 40 states and 5 U.S. dependent areas with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting was 42,959. Of these, 42,011 were in the 40 states and 948 were in the 5 dependent areas. In the 40 states, diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents totaled 41,845 with 31,872 diagnoses in males and 9,973 diagnoses in females, Among children under age 13 years, there were an estimated 166 diagnoses of HIV infection in 2009.
www.cdc.goc> HIVAIDS> Topics> Statistics and Surveillance
This, could be a problem, I say this because if D.C has an HIV rate of 3.2 % and 11.2 - 11.4 % of the country has HIV or Aids, we are at crisis levels and places us almost at number one in the country for HIV rate if we are not already there. However, this is a bit of an improvement because D.C had once more than doubled this number. 57% of...